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First Nations arts leaders find hope in election result

The new Labor government's opening statements offer hopeful signs for two First Nations arts leaders.

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Sector celebrates Labor win

Peak bodies welcome the new Labor government and the many Greens and Independents who were also elected on Saturday.

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What Labor promised the arts

With Labor forming government, we revisit what Tony Burke promised for the arts and ask the sector to keep him…

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Let’s make this election personal

With just a few days left until election day, Esther Anatolitis argues that it’s time to make our advocacy personal.

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Labor promises new cultural policy ahead of election

Instead of announcing an arts policy prior to Saturday’s election, the ALP has pledged to develop a national cultural policy…

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Opinion: Why the arts matter to the Greens

Artists-in-residence in schools, a minimum performance fee, and accessible arts education for all are among the Greens' arts policies.

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How a festival responded to election fever (sausage sizzle included)

Sydney Writers' Festival nimbly navigates election coverage, explains Artistic Director Michael Williams.

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Music industry call to arms in election lead-up

16 music industry bodies released a three-point plan hoping to lobby politicians and advance Australia's creative potential.

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Your vote for who controls arts boards

Arts boards are being stacked with political appointments just when they need vision and diversity, argues George Dunford.

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Artists to political candidates: ‘Inspire us’

Speaking at the recent Federal Arts and Culture Policy Forum, Esther Anatolitis called on our politicians to offer policies that…

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